Forestry investigation and industrial development project. Colombia. Genetic improvement of forest trees.
Preliminary results are presented of studies on timber species of the humid tropical and premontane humid forest zones in Colombia. Projects included: species and provenance trials (13 spp.); progeny studies (Cariniana pyriformis, Ochroma lagopus [O. pyramidale]); studies on vegetative propagation, by cuttings (Apeiba aspera, Cedrela odorata, Cordia alliodora, Ochroma pyramidale, Tabebuia rosea, Gmelina arborea, and Jacaranda copaia) or by grafting (Cariniana pyriformis); phenological studies (17 spp.); and establishment of seed crop stands (Cordia alliodora, Jacaranda copaia, and Ochroma pyramidale).